Foundations of Homeland Security: Homeland Security Law and Policy
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This book is the complete guide to understanding the structure of homeland security – its underlying law and policy. Created from a broad and in depth, yet edited collection of statutes, policy papers, presidential directives, and other documents, it cultivates a detailed understanding of the foundations of homeland security. It is arranged in a topic-by-topic format structured to include only the documents and statues that affect a particular subject, making for much easier understanding. Thus, the chapter on FEMA contains only the portions of the statutes and other documents that relate to FEMA. There are twenty-five topic areas.   It contains hundreds of end notes, references,   and suggestions for further study. This book offers important legal guidance that students, law enforcement officers, lawyers, and other homeland security professionals need to accurately interpret, understand, and apply homeland security policy.

The Introduction provides an in-depth overview of the subject of homeland security and includes a discussion of what is homeland security, definitions of homeland security and terrorism, what is homeland security law, its development, and what is a homeland security curriculum. There are contributing chapters about homeland security in Europe, and homeland security in China and Japan.


MARTIN ALPEREN, JD, has been a practicing attorney and trial lawyer since 1985, and is admitted to practice law in California, Colorado, Massachusetts, New York, and the United States Virgin Islands. He received a master of arts in security studies (Homeland Security and Defense) from the Naval Postgraduate School's Center for Homeland Defense and Security. Mr. Alperen has professional first responder experience as a police officer, an EMT, and a search and rescue member.


1 Introduction.

2 The Strategic Environment.

3 Homeland Security Council.

4 Intelligence Gathering.

5 The Department of Homeland Security.

6 The Federal Emergency Management Agency.

7 National Security Strategy of the United States of America, March 2006.

8 National Strategy for Combating Terrorism, September, 2006.

9 National Strategy for Homeland Security, October 2007.

10 Border Security.

11 Critical Infrastructure Protection.

12 Cyber Security.

13 Agriculture and Food.

14 Transportation Security.

A. Overview.

B. Aviation Security.

C. Maritime Transportation Security.

D. Rail Transportation.

E. Trucking.

F. Bus.

15 Weapons of Mass Destruction.

16 Biodefense and WMD Medical Countermeasures.

17 National Continuity Policy.

18 Identification Issues.

A. Terrorist Screening: Biometrics for Identification.

B. Real ID.

C. Common Identification for Federal Employees.

19 Emergency Preparedness and Response.

20 National Incident Management System (NIMS).

21 National Response Framework.

22 Authority to Use Military Force.

23 Detention and Treatment of Terrorists.

24 Resiliency and a Culture of Preparedness.

25 European Homeland Security: A Work in Progress (John L. Clarke).

26 China and Japan: Approaches to Domestic and Transnational Terrorism (Manuel Manriquez).

27 Teaching Ideas.



“In this guide to understanding the structure of homeland security, Alperen, an attorney, offers a vital
contribution to the effort to protect the rights of American citizens..”  (Connecticut College Magazine, 1 June 2012)